Built to last: The industry is forecast to grow despite uncertainty caused by the EU referendum

Operators in the Building Project Development industry bring together the financial, technical and physical resources required to construct a building that can later be sold. Development projects can last for long periods of time, so operators have to gauge mid- to long-term demand levels before investing if they are to generate sufficient returns. The industry has performed well over the past five years, following a period of post financial crisis austerity, when many development projects were halted or scaled back and developers struggled to sell on completed buildings.With demand for housing increasing over the past five years, property values have climbed, helping industry operators to boost their returns...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£27.9bn
Annual Growth 14-19
4.5%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
81,033
Businesses
36,935
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Major players are concerned about a possible devaluation of the London property market
  • A buoyant housing market has encouraged new firms to enter the industry
  • Offering smaller, cheaper housing could help to sustain industry demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Building Project Development industry has a low level of market share concentration. The two largest UK property developers – Land Securities Group and the British Land Company – are estimated to account for a combined market share of just 5.4% in 2018-19. The industry’s largest operators tend to be REITs or construction firms, since their vertical integration and accumulated expertise allows them to work on larger, more complex projects than smaller competitors.REITs and property unit trusts derive an additional benefit from being able to raise money from their investors. However, there are also a vast number of small-scale developers that operate in narrow regional or niche building markets. Mos...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Building Project Development Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Building Project Development Industry are

  • Access to the necessary amount of land/type of property
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • Having a high prior success rate (including completed prior contracts)
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure on dwellings and Business confidence index in the Building Project Development industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Building Project Development Industry?

    Firms in this industry bring together the financial, technical and material resources to complete residential and non-residential building projects. The industry does not cover the construction of buildings or project management services related to building projects.

    Industry Products
  • Self-owned developments
  • Third-party developments
  • Industry Activities
  • Developing residential building projects
  • Developing non-residential building projects
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Capital expenditure on dwellings
  • Business confidence index
  • Official bank rate
  • House price index
  • Retail sales index

  • Current Performance
  • Industry backdrop
  • Mortgage rates
  • Property policies
  • The London market
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Residential market
  • New approaches
  • International investment
  • Table: Building Project Development Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Building Project Development Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets
  • Department Stores
  • Airports

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Site Preparation

  • Products & Services
  • Self-owned developments
  • Third-party developments
  • Chart: Building Project Development Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential
  • Commercial office
  • Retail
  • Public non-residential
  • Industrial and infrastructure
  • Other commercial
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Building Project Development Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitSubcontractor paymentsProfessional and technical servicesPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Building Project Development

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Building Project Development Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Building Project Development Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Building Project Development Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Brownfield
  • Describes a site that has already been built on and is being considered for redevelopment.
  • Private Finance Initiative (Pfi)
  • A method of providing funds for major capital investments where private firms are contracted to complete and manage public projects.
  • Public-Private Partnership (Ppp)
  • A long-term contract between a private party and a government entity as a means of diversifying risk, remuneration and management responsibilities for providing a public asset or services
  • Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit)
  • An organisation that owns and manages investment properties. REITs have been able to operate in the United Kingdom since 2007.
  • Tracker Mortgage
  • A variable mortgage rate whereby the value of repayments follows the movements of another rate (e.g. the official bank rate)
  • Vacancy Rate
  • The amount of real estate space unoccupied as a percentage of the total available space.
  • Yield Shift
  • The movement in net yield of a property asset, over a given period, weighted by net capital value.
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